SPOTLIGHT: CMS seeks changes to Medicare's hospital quality reporting system

CMS proposes to revise Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) reporting measures for 2011, which will impact the FY 2012 market basket update. Currently, 46 quality measures qualify hospitals to receive the full market basket update. CMS wants to retire one measure, Mortality for selected surgical procedures (composite), and add 10 new measures for a total set of 55 measures that hospitals will have to report in 2011 for the FY 2012 update. FierceHealthFinance